You are Beautiful in God’s Eyes

Imagine yourself sitting back and enjoying your eightieth birthday. A host of people has gathered to celebrate with you at this special party in your honor. Suddenly a fanfare announces the arrival of your birthday cake. As it’s wheeled in, you marvel at how big it is! It has to be because it has 80 candles on it, and every one of them is lit. In fact, the heat from their blaze makes you wish you hadn’t worn a sweater!

Now for a challenge: If the Lord allows you to live to enjoy such a birthday party, what do you want to have accomplished by the time you blow out the candles that represent 80 years of life?

Your answer to this question will indicate your desire to be a woman of character, a woman who is beautiful in God’s eyes.

How does God’s beautiful woman become such a rare, exceptional, extraordinary treasure, such a woman of strong, godly character? In a word, it takes time. Nothing this grand happens overnight. It takes making daily time for reading God’s Word your highest priority. Maybe this story will help you understand why reading the Bible cultivates beauty.

When I was in Israel, I learned that one step in the process of diamond production is polishing the gem. A diamond is never released to the marketplace until the person assigned to polish it can see the image of his own face reflected in the jewel.

Well, think about it. You are a diamond in the rough. And you gain the power of character and begin to more clearly reflect your heavenly Father’s face as His Word smoothes and polishes your character. As you spend time gazing into God’s Word, the light of His truth brightens your motivation to live your life for His glory. When you read the Word of the Lord, He uses it to scrub and scour away your fears, your laziness, your doubts, and your sinful ways.

God uses His Word to transform you into a woman of divine power who reflects His beauty. 

RESPOND

Dear Lord, Scripture tells us what true beauty is—to love and revere You. Help me be a woman of strong, godly character … a woman who is beautiful in Your eyes. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES

Beautiful in God’s Eyes — This resources guides you experiencing a richer, more exciting spiritual walk as you embrace God's design for true beauty in your life.

REFLECT
Write down one piece of truth from God’s Word that you read each day this week. Then, commit to let it polish your character. 

REMEMBER
God uses His Word to transform you into a woman of divine power who reflects His beauty.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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